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House of Lords Business

Friday 10 June 2016 at 10.00am

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Empey]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Empey to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Jolly]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Jolly to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Grender]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Grender to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Future Business 

Monday 13 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional social care resources they will provide to support the numbers of carers aged over 80, in the light of estimates that half of those are providing over 35 hours caring per week.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for civil liberties and democratic governance in Turkey.

*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review their drug policies in the light of the United Nations statements at the UN General Assembly Special Session on 19–21 April.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to fulfil their decision to welcome unaccompanied child refugees into the United Kingdom.

Baroness Morgan of Huyton to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Digital Skills Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 111).

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee EU energy governance (6th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 71).

Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 May be approved.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 April be approved.

Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 May be approved.

Tuesday 14 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have held with the Overseas Territories and other Commonwealth countries over the United Kingdom’s future relations with the European Union.

*Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2015, which state that there must be tracking and tracing systems in member states and that the parties to the Protocol may not delegate their responsibilities to the tobacco industry, what assessment they have made of whether the current pilot scheme to help tackle illicit tobacco, using the tobacco industry’s Codentify authentication system, is consistent with their obligations under the Protocol.

*Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they have to invest in and promote both defence and civil companies in the United Kingdom shipbuilding industry.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 10 June.

†Licensing Act 2003 The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Foster of Bath be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Clement-Jones, resigned.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Nash]

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to move, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that clauses 20 to 40 of the Bill contain only delegations of powers in contrast to the recommendations of the Constitution, Secondary Legislation and Delegated Powers Committees in relation to skeleton bills; regrets that without draft regulations published in good time the ability of this House to perform its core scrutiny function is seriously diminished; and calls on the Government to publish those draft regulations before the House considers those clauses in committee."

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Nash to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Wednesday 15 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include in the draft regulations flowing from the Housing and Planning Act 2016 measures to deal with retrospective planning applications and variable fees for higher cost developments.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop careers education.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking, in the light of the report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, to prevent unsafe discharges of frail and elderly people from hospital.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 13 June.

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU referendum and EU reform (9th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 122).

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The process of withdrawing from the European Union (11th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 138).

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee EU Membership and UK Science (2nd Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 127).

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (4th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 46).

Lord Tugendhat to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Operation Sophia, the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean: an impossible challenge (14th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 144).

In the Moses Room at 12 noon

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Second Reading Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Monday 27 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to counter anti-Semitism on university campuses in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether action to combat the threat of terrorism could be helped by a clearer use of language, for example by explaining the actual meaning of words such as "extremism", "radicalisation" and "fundamentalism".

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to improve air quality in Britain.

*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to fund women’s rights organisations during humanitarian emergencies.

Tuesday 28 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is open justice, and in particular open access to transcripts of proceedings in open court, in the light of the availability of digital technology.

*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reconsider their decision to deny funding to the proposed memorial for enslaved Africans in Hyde Park.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a consultation on the effects of the charitable status of public schools on equality of opportunity in Britain.

Wednesday 29 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve HM Revenue and Customs call waiting times.

*Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the introduction of the first corporate parenting principles will ensure that care-leavers have the best life chances possible.

*Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term plans they have, and what action they intend to take in this Parliament, to prevent the underlying causes of poverty in the United Kingdom.

Thursday 30 June at 11.00am

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what way the guidance produced by Dr Satvinder Juss on the implications of the High Court’s ruling in R (Fox) v Secretary of State for Education is "inaccurate" as they have stated.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with diabetes have adequate support to tackle obesity.

Monday 4 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they see for the United Kingdom in relation to the European Union.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the amount of textile waste sent to landfill.

*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the qualifications of those whose job it is to assess and review applications for non-European Union citizens seeking leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct NHS England to commission the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for patients with HIV.

Tuesday 5 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future development of runways at Gatwick and Stansted airports, in addition to their plans for Heathrow airport.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Public Health England to publish its independent evidence-based report on alcohol.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration is being given to the benefits of introducing national identity cards in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday 6 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Sudan in the light of continuing military offensives and aerial bombardments by the government of Sudan in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the outcome of the Bilateral Aid Review.

†*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop an anti-litter programme.

†Thursday 7 July at 11.00am

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why their review of motoring offences and penalties announced two years ago has not started.

†*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all sports with British representation in the 2016 Paralympic Games will be available for viewing on terrestrial television.

†*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Magistrates Association’s request for an increase in the maximum penalty magistrates can impose from six to 12 months.

The full lists of Motions for Balloted Debate, Other Motions for Debate, and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The lists of all Motions for Balloted Debate and Questions for Short Debate will next be printed on 13 June.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 14 June for debate on 30 June. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the future of national and provincial museums and galleries.

The Earl of Sandwich to move that this House takes note of the over-prescribing of, and dependence on, psychiatric medication and painkillers, and the needs of patients withdrawing from such drugs.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to move that this House takes note of the impact on leaseholders of disputes with landlords over lease obligations.

Lord Hylton to move that this House takes note of the principle of international protection as it applies to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the case for introducing statutory guidelines relating to the investigation of cases of historical child sex abuse.

Lord Fairfax of Cameron to move that this House takes note of the role of openness and transparency in reinforcing confidence in public institutions.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move that this House takes note of the agricultural policies and agritech developments needed to achieve both future food security and environmental improvements.

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to move that this House takes note of the regulations relevant to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the future of the BBC.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the recommendations in the report of Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, Third party election campaigning: review, published on 17 March.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the prospects for the rule of law and democracy in Russia.

Lord Loomba to move that this House takes note of International Widows’ Day and the importance of its aim to alleviate poverty and human rights abuses.

Lord Woolf to move that this House takes note of the resourcing and staffing of the courts in supporting the rule of law.

Lord Black of Brentwood to move that this House takes note of the role of Commonwealth countries in the First World War.

Lord Trees to move that this House takes note of the case for improving animal welfare.

Lord Lisvane to move that this House takes note of the case for a new Act of Union to govern the relationships between the nations and regions of the United Kingdom.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the case for the wider use of information technology in the transformation and delivery of public services in the United Kingdom.

Select Committee Report 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to make a referral to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court or a war crimes tribunal, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve, in the light of the failure of successive negotiations between Israel and Palestine and of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, that this House calls for full international protection for the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to achieve security for Israel and self-determination for the Palestinians.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that, in the light of the National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016, this House regrets that, in setting the budget for NHS England for the next five years, the Government have made wholly unrealistic assumptions about the financial viability of the National Health Service thereby putting patient safety and quality of service at risk (SI 2016/51). 24th Report, Session 2015–16, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Walmsley to move that, in the light of the prohibition of commercial advertising of vaping devices in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and the proven public health benefit to former smokers of switching to vaping devices, confirmed by the advice from the Royal College of Physicians that vaping is 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco, and that half of all tobacco smokers die from smoking-related causes, this House regrets that the advertising ban would hinder e-cigarettes from being promoted as a way of assisting smokers to stop smoking tobacco, and that concerns regarding the restriction of the nicotine concentration of the vapour have not been properly addressed (SI 2015/507).

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that, in the light of the concerns about the impact of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 on the use of electronic cigarettes, this House regrets that there is not a monitoring mechanism in place to measure whether the Regulations will have a negative impact on the number of smokers using electronic cigarettes to give up smoking; that the Regulations are not to be accompanied by a public information campaign to reassure smokers that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than normal smoking; that smoking cessation services are being cut back at the same time as the Regulations are being introduced; and that the Regulations are due for implementation before the Government has published their tobacco strategy (SI 2015/507).

Lord Callanan to move that this House regrets that the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 place restrictions on product choice and advertising of vaping devices were devised before evidence had accumulated that vaping was enabling many people to quit smoking, run counter to advice from the Royal College of Physicians to promote vaping and are so severe that they could force vapers back to smoking and create a black market with harmful products; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to withdraw them (SI 2015/507).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to move the United Kingdom towards an energy infrastructure that is based on renewable energy.  (18 May)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, ahead of (1) the summit hosted by President Obama on 20 September, and (2) the high-level United Nations plenary meeting on 20 November, what plans they have to work with other nations in addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. (18 May)

Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider the proposal that, for a period of time, all government departments should cease devising new legislation and concentrate on sound administration. (18 May)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat caste-based discrimination in the UK. (18 May)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability. (18 May)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deal with homelessness. (18 May)

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the increased use of zero-hours employment contracts nationally and regionally, what assessment they have made of the effects of such contracts on an individual’s chances of gaining full-time salaried employment, and on specific sectors, both public and private, of the UK economy. (18 May)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine. (18 May)

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (18 May)

Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to opt into the proposed Regulation amending the Dublin Regulation, which establishes the criteria and mechanisms for determining the European Union member state responsible for examining asylum applications made in the EU. (18 May)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the powers available under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 are invoked and exercised in an accountable, appropriate and proportionate manner. (18 May)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to move toward the elimination of HIV infection in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential effect on peace and stability in Europe and around the world of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. (18 May)

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they are taking to reduce the incidence of smoking-related diseases. (18 May)

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy changes they plan to introduce in response to the call from UN officials at the Special Session on Drug Policy on 19–21 April for member states to introduce evidence-based policies to promote public health and to place health rather than prohibition at the heart of drug policy. (18 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update the law on surrogacy. (18 May)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support parents in navigating schools’ admissions arrangements. (18 May)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the value and vibrancy of museums like the People’s History Museum are recognised, and to secure the future of such museums. (18 May)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Fit for Work scheme in enabling those with long-term health problems like chronic pain to return to or stay in work. (18 May)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. (18 May)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the mental health and therapeutic support available to (1) children who have been abused or neglected and (2) young carers. (18 May)

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their policies are supporting and encouraging lifelong learning.  (18 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (18 May)

Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a legal market for cannabis. (18 May)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding offender training in entrepreneurship. (18 May)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the projects supported by the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund established in 2015. (18 May)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Economic Partnership Agreements negotiated between the European Commission and economic regions of Africa on the agricultural economies of the African countries concerned. (18 May)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that all teachers at academies and free schools are fully qualified. (18 May)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress towards implementing the recommendations contained within the report of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, Changing banking for good. (18 May)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health.  (18 May)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to improve the quality and affordability of housing in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan routinely to publish statistical information on the detention of pregnant women under the Immigration Act 2014. (18 May)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further reform to party funding. (18 May)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ensuring the appropriate number of healthcare professionals in the National Health Service and care homes. (18 May)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to combat anti-Semitism, in particular in universities. (18 May)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to enhance the independence and effectiveness of Healthwatch England and of local healthwatch groups. (18 May)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Exporting is Great and Overseas Business Network initiatives. (18 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman’s Report of investigations into unsafe discharge from hospital, published in May. (18 May)

Lord Northbrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the likelihood of a solution to the situation in Cyprus before the end of 2016. (18 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decline in the numbers of clinical pharmacologists practising in the National Health Service and teaching in the universities on treatment and research capacity. (18 May)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has sufficient speakers of foreign languages serving the armed forces and defence services. (18 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of freedom of religion and belief of religious minorities in Pakistan. (18 May)

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the rollout of superfast fibre broadband to homes across the country. (18 May)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that character education runs through every element of the curriculum and the wider learning environment. (18 May)

Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mitigate tax avoidance and eliminate tax evasion in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance to encourage the protection of existing historical statues and memorials and support the establishment of new memorials that reflect the broader history of the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Fink to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend their Staying Put policy to all children in the care system and to raise to 25 years old the age until which care-experienced young adults remain eligible for appropriate state support. (18 May)

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution which accident prevention programmes can make to reducing pressures on accident and emergency departments. (18 May)

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support those who have contracted mesothelioma. (18 May)

Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enshrine in law fundamental rights for individuals operating online.  (18 May)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider reviewing the balance of membership of the House of Lords to ensure a better balance of members from the different nations and regions of the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government when details of ministerial meetings with external organisations will be brought together in a single, searchable database on the gov.uk website, and whether they intend to make regulations under section 2(5) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. (18 May)

Lord Cormack to ask the Leader of the House what consideration she has given to recommending the establishment of a joint committee of both Houses to consider the handling of secondary legislation. (18 May)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent progress has been made on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in the UN Conference for Disarmament. (18 May)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all forms of public transport are affordable for young people. (18 May)

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to encourage people, especially those from BAME communities, to donate blood and organs and sign up to the Organ Donation Register. (18 May)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure the rights of renters as consumers in the private rented sector. (18 May)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (18 May)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect and promote the freedom of religion or belief, and to prevent religiously motivated violence, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. (18 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to promote the health of women globally; and what are their priorities in doing so. (18 May)

Lord Curry of Kirkharle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to acknowledge the contribution made by Capability Brown to the landscape of Britain in this 300th year since his birth. (18 May)

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis a cap has been placed on the number of patients able to access the new drugs for the cure of hepatitis C, on humanitarian, legal, financial, or other grounds; and why they have chosen not to adopt a programme for the elimination of hepatitis C in England, as has been done in other European countries. (18 May)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and improve local arts and cultural services including museums, libraries and archaeological services. (18 May)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in rolling out Universal Credit, and what assessment they have made of its impact. (18 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of health and social care in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to protect the freedom of speech of those in receipt of government grants. (18 May)

Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to ascertain the views of Commonwealth countries on the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union. (18 May)

Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the private rental market to meet the country’s housing needs. (18 May)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve air quality in towns and cities across the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises has had on encouraging firms to export (Session 2012–13, HL Paper 131). (18 May)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to promote the benefits of hydrotherapy for certain long-term progressive conditions, and for rehabilitation after stroke or injury. (18 May)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to recognise the influence that William Shakespeare has had on Britain and the world on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. (18 May)

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for omitting activity targets when developing the new dental contract. (18 May)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospect of saving lives through better and specialist stroke acute care services. (18 May)

The Earl of Kinnoull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ameliorate the damage done by invasive alien grey squirrels to native broadleaf trees and native red squirrels. (18 May)

Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the Pet Travel Scheme in the light of evidence of abuse. (18 May)

Lord Kerslake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the quality and provision of care to those with dementia living at home. (18 May)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the global economy of the number of widows in the developing world who are uneducated and therefore have fewer employment opportunities. (18 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider the impact of air quality on health and what measures can be taken to achieve improvements. (18 May)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of awareness of the most commonly occurring special educational needs and disabilities of all those professionally involved in classroom teaching. (18 May)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the extent to which the Competition and Markets Authority, in meeting its objective of promoting competition, is doing so "for the benefit of consumers", as required under section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (18 May)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain the balance between rights and responsibilities in the corporate sector. (18 May)

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have reached the assumptions that underlie the most recent population projections for the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to optimise the life chances of young disabled people. (18 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. (19 May)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to measure, and take action to address, food insecurity in the United Kingdom. (19 May)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in order to achieve compliance with the new European Union net-neutrality Connected Continent requirements in such a way that United Kingdom adult content filtering regimes can be maintained in order to help keep children safe online. (19 May)

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan in the light of the threat posed by Islamic extremists in the surrounding countries. (19 May)

Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of bilingualism and multi-lingualism to the enrichment of communities in the United Kingdom. (19 May)

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of NHS Property Services in contributing to integrated models of primary health care. (23 May)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, as part of the negotiations on lifting sanctions, what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country. (23 May)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current political strategy towards Tunisia, and what plans they have to further develop economic, security and cultural relations with Tunisia, in particular in the light of the situation in Libya. (23 May)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Rural Payments Agency in delivering Basic Payment Scheme payments to qualifying farmers. (24 May)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (25 May)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the British Overseas Territories and the European Union. (6 June)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still considering the creation of an international "hub" airport in Britain and, if so, where. (6 June)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects of the signing of the Sykes–Picot Agreement 100 years ago on today’s political and religious conflict in the Middle East. (6 June)

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will use in determining "fundamental British values". (6 June)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal for a new concert hall in London for the London Symphony Orchestra. (8 June)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 June and due for answer by 23 June.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of Saddam Hussein’s elite guards and soldiers who have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   HL570

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to encourage Kurdish Iraqis, Sunnis and Shia Muslims to live together after defeating ISIS in Iraq.   HL571

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the total number of Iraqi civilians killed since the start of the 2003 Iraq war.   HL572

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have gathered any evidence of Iranian fighters in Iraq.   HL573

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the North East Commissioning Service has not accepted an offer from Newcastle City Council’s Director of Public Health to place a contract to modify data systems to facilitate analysis at council ward level.   HL574

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that four million people have been added to the electoral register in recent months, whether they will publish details of the comparison between the final register for the EU referendum and that as at December 2015, and if so when.    HL575

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 January (HL Deb, col 1152), whether it is their policy that the trial of Mazher Mahmood would need to be completed before Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry could take place.   HL576

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to remedy the problems caused by the failure in hot climates of intercooler units on Type 45 destroyers.   HL577

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to tackle the decline in the number of UK citizens moving to live overseas.   HL578

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the value of (1) imports, and (2) exports, from other EU member states to each local authority area in the UK.   HL579

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK companies are subsidiaries of another company that is registered (1) within the EU, or (2) in the rest of the world; and what estimate they have made of the total value of those UK companies.   HL580

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have collected that buy-to-let investors and prospective residential owner-occupiers are in competition in the market for the same properties.   HL581

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend Section 4:4 of The Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England) to exclude the first sentence that specifies certain medical conditions in order to ensure that eligibility is based on disability or ill health regardless of diagnosis.   HL582

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any provision for people claiming Personal Independence Payments who have difficulty in completing questions by hand to be able to complete the forms electronically; and if not, whether they plan to introduce such a facility. 
   HL583

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many visitors from the EU came to the UK in (1) 2000, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015.   HL584

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated income from tourists from the EU who visited the UK in each of the last five years.   HL585

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hospitality industry employees in the UK were from other EU member states in each of the last five years, and which countries they were from.   HL586

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas citizens work in the UK in (1) hospitals, and (2) care homes.   HL587

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost to the NHS of insurance premiums for clinical negligence; which Foundation Trust pays the highest amount as a percentage of its budget; and what percentage of its budget that cost represents.   HL588

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards and governance arrangements have been put in place to prevent a recurrence of the situation where (1) the Principal of North East Surrey College of Technology allegedly paid her husband over £170,000 during the course of a contract with a Saudi Arabian college, and (2) the Board of Governors were unaware for over 18 months that such payments were made.   HL589

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 June (HL342), what regulations are in place to ensure the health and safety of paying passengers outside London; and who is responsible for that function.   HL590

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 June (HL272), what are the National Planning Policy Framework guidelines about what constitutes an exceptional circumstance that necessitates building on Green Belt land.   HL591

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

19 May (3 June)

HL148 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [BIS]

HL149 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [BIS]

HL150 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [BIS]

24 May (8 June)

HL277 Lord Storey [DfE]

25 May (9 June)

HL322 Lord Rooker [HO]

HL325 Lord West of Spithead [HO]

HL327 Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb [HO]

HL329 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [HO]

HL330 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [HO]

HL331 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [HO]

HL332 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [HO]

HL333 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [HO]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 10 working days.

[BIS] 3

[DfE] 1

[HO] 8

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

14 June

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

10 June

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

10 June

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

10 June

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Investigatory Powers

Government

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referred to a Second Reading Committee

   

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

15 June

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2016

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) Order 2016

   

Draft Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2016

 

13 June

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016

 

13 June

Draft Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016

2nd Report

 

Draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016

 

13 June

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

24th Report, Session 2015–16

   

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

   

35th Report, Session 2015–16

   

Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

15 June

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

15 June

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Monday 13 June

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

2.00pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 June

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.00am
in Committee Room G

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am
in the River Room

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 15 June

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Tuesday 28 June

   

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.15am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 29 June

   

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 30 June

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 6 July

   

Audit

Audit Committee (Joint meeting)

5.00pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 9 June 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 9 June of Lord Hurd of Westwell under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

2 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Speaker for Friday 10 June.

Private Business

3 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The petition against the bill from Affinity Water Limited (No. 291) was withdrawn.

Public Business

4 Government websites: titles A question was asked by Lord Hayward and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

5 Learning difficulties: Transforming Care A question was asked by Baroness Hollins and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

6 National Clinical Director of Adult Neurology A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

7 Migrants A question was asked by Lord Higgins and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

8 Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) Bill [HL] Lord Roberts of Llandudno presented a bill to make provision for the automatic electoral registration of school students who have reached the age of 16; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 41)

9 Assisted Dying Bill [HL] Lord Hayward presented a bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 42)

10 Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] Baroness Finlay of Llandaff presented a bill to make provision for equitable access to palliative care services; for advancing education, training and research in palliative care; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 43)

11 Carers (Leave Entitlement) Bill [HL] Baroness Walmsley, on behalf of Baroness Tyler of Enfield, presented a bill to entitle employees to take a period of leave to fulfil certain caring responsibilities in respect of dependants; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 44)

12 Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] Lord Dholakia presented a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45)

13 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that Standing Order 72 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with to enable a motion to approve the draft European Union Referendum (Voter Registration) Regulations 2016 laid before the House on 8 June to be moved today, notwithstanding that no report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the instrument has been laid before the House. The motion was agreed to.

14 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Haskel set down for today shall be limited to 2 hours and that in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon to 3 hours. The motion was agreed to.

15 Economy and finance (2-hour debate) Lord Haskel moved that this House takes note of the economic and financial prospects of the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

16  Syria: air drops Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

17 Government and Parliament (3-hour debate) Baroness Smith of Basildon moved that this House takes note of the balance of power between the Government and Parliament; and of the case for Parliament having full details of all legislation that it is asked to consider. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

18 Obesity: low-fat diet A question was asked by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and, after debate, answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

19 European Union Referendum (Voter Registration) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 June be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

20 Female genital mutilation A question was asked by Lord Berkeley of Knighton and, after debate, answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

The House adjourned at 7.19pm until Friday 10 June at 10.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2016, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989.    (629)

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.    (630)

 

Prepared 9th June 2016